There’s something about spending time in nature with fellow humans that is conducive to establishing bonds and nurturing friendships. When we walk together amongst the trees and wildlife, our focus shifts from the daily grind, and all of its distractions, to the here and now and the beauty that surrounds us. Without devices buzzing or partners, kids, and bosses competing for our attention, we allow ourselves to breathe deeply, think clearly, and enjoy the company of our hiking companions.
The below article from The Atlantic centers on a group of friends who have been hiking together for a quarter of a century. Throughout the interview, they talk about how carving out a monthly walk together has deepened their relationships and allowed them to be there for each other through many of life’s milestones and tragedies. Read the article here:
Hiking Is an Ideal Structure for Friendship
Do you have a favorite hiking partner? Someone it just feels natural to walk and talk with?